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MEMBERS STATEMENT- Wallan Secondary College

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — My statement today is in regard to the Doctors in Secondary Schools program that has been introduced to Wallan Secondary College and also in regard to the school’s expansion. Wallan Secondary College was one of the first secondary schools chosen by the..

MEMBERS STATEMENT- Rutherglen Winery Walkabout

Rutherglen Winery Walkabout Ms SYMES — That was a great segue to tell the house about a lovely day that I had in Rutherglen last weekend, where I participated in the pollie grape stomp. In a close contest I nudged out Indigo mayor Jenny O’Connor, National Party..

MEMBERS STATEMENT- Winery

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — Today I want to use my members statement to talk about one of my favourite topics, and that would be wine. Last week my colleague and friend the Minister for Agriculture announced the wine industry development strategy and also opened round 2 of..

STANDING COMMITTEE ON LEGAL AND SOCIAL ISSUES

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — It is a pleasure to rise and speak to Mrs Peulich’s motion this afternoon. I probably should have raised a point of order during the debate. I was a little bit unclear about the terminology that Mrs Peulich used. The motion refers to the..

CONSTITUENCY QUESTIONS- Northern Victoria Region

Northern Victoria Region Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — My constituency question is for the Minister for Education and relates to the Shared Facilities Fund. The information I am seeking is a date when decisions will be made. In particular I am interested in an application from Mitchell..

ENVIRONMENT, NATURAL RESOURCES AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — It is a pleasure to follow Mr O’Sullivan in relation to the motion today. I would not describe your contribution as a few words, Mr O’Sullivan, but you did cover a lot of really interesting topics. You have a strong history in fishing, which..

ENVIRONMENT, NATURAL RESOURCES AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — It is a pleasure to follow Mr O’Sullivan in relation to the motion today. I would not describe your contribution as a few words, Mr O’Sullivan, but you did cover a lot of really interesting topics. You have a strong history in fishing, which..

EDUCATION AND CARE SERVICES NATIONAL LAW AMENDMENT BILL 2017

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — It is a pleasure to rise to make a brief contribution on the Education and Care Services National Law Amendment Bill 2017. It is great to be part of a government that has the education and care of our children as one..

MINISTER FOR FAMILIES AND CHILDREN

  Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — I rise to make a contribution on the motion put forward by Ms Crozier in relation to the Minister for Families and Children. The house can note that I am the second last speaker from the government side, I think, and this..

Seymour Justice Service Centre

Seymour Justice Service Centre Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — I have a very straightforward adjournment matter for the Minister for Corrections in relation to community corrections services in my electorate. The action I seek is for the minister to come with me to Seymour Justice Service Centre..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS Lawn bowls

Lawn bowls Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — Today I just wanted to use my members statement to give a shout‑out to the Wallan Bowls Club. Last week I attended the opening of their synthetic green. This is an amazing community club. They pulled a crowd for every..

ADJOURNMENT Benalla railway station precinct

Benalla railway station precinct Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — My adjournment matter tonight is for the Minister for Public Transport and relates to the Benalla railway project. This project is a community‑driven vision for the community use of vacant land adjacent to the railway station, including the..

ADJOURNMENT Seymour Football Netball Club

  Seymour Football Netball Club Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — My adjournment matter this evening is for the Minister for Sport, who I know is a great supporter and advocate of country sporting clubs and the beneficial impact that they can have on our regional communities. I..

TRANSPARENCY IN GOVERNMENT BILL 2015 Second reading

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — I too wish to make a brief contribution to the Transparency in Government Bill 2015. As we have read in the second‑reading speech, this bill seeks to bring greater transparency and accountability to governance processes. It is human nature to want to..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS Black Saturday

Black Saturday Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — Eight years ago today we watched unfold devastation that was to become known as the Black Saturday bushfires. All Victorians remember Saturday, 7 February 2009, as brutal, destructive and life altering. That day more than 47 fires erupted across the state, almost..

ADJOURNMENT Heathcote water supply

Heathcote water supply Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — My adjournment matter tonight is for the Minister for Water. Many Heathcote residents contacted me during January to complain about the quality of their water. They reported brown, smelly, undrinkable water. I visited affected Heathcote residents Michelle and Jason..

PRISON SYSTEM

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — I rise to make a contribution on the motion put I think a couple of weeks ago now by Mr O’Donohue. It has been on the notice paper for some time. Having the last 10 minutes or so of the day to speak on..